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Salt Lake City, UT
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May 21, 2020

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Hajar Sepehrpour

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Organic Chemistry at the University of Utah, Department of Chemistry. My main projects as a researcher are working on synthesis and molecular self-assembly with an emphasis on coordination driven assembly in particular in the formation of new anti-tumor agents and sensors. Ten years’ experience in synthesis, characterization and separation science with several published papers.

EDUCATION

PhD Inorganic/organometallic Chemistry GPA: 18.93 out of 20 Sep. 2010- Dec. 2014

Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars, IR

University of Utah, SLC, UT, USA [Spent Jan. 2014- Jul. 2014 of my PhD studies at the University of Utah under the direction of Prof. Peter J. Stang in the Department of Chemistry, University of Utah]

MS Inorganic Chemistry, GPA: 17.35 out of 20 Sep. 2006- Feb. 2009

Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars, IR

BS Chemistry, GPA: 16.00 out of 20 Sep. 2001- Jul. 2005

Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, IR

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Research Associate Jan. 2016- Present

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, SLC, UT, USA

Design, synthesize, purify and characterize novel coordination directed self-assembly of 2D metallacycles and 3D metallacages and their potential applications

Helping to direct research projects

Training and supervising new visiting scholars and graduate students in laboratory techniques and data analysis

Safety Officer, Peter J. Stang group, update chemical hygiene plan, assist in the writing and yearly maintenance of specific standard operating procedures (SOPs), in charge of overall laboratory safety chemical

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars, IR Sep. 2010- Dec. 2014

Synthesis and characterization of novel new organoplatinum (II) complexes

Study of oxidative addition reaction of organoplatinum (II) complexes with MeI in ionic liquid media with the goal of understanding the mechanism of oxidative addition

Investigation of photophysical properties of organoplatinum (II) complexes

Investigation of electronic structures and related DFT and TD-DFT calculations

Taught courses in General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, English for Special Purpose in Chemistry, Standard Principles, Principles of Quality Controls, Metallic Mineral Industries, Non-Metallic Mineral Industries for undergraduate chemistry students

Assist in the instruction of practical chemistry courses, General and Inorganic Chemistry instrumental lab

Visiting Scholar

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, SLC, UT, USA Jan. 2014- Jul. 2014

Preparation, characterization and application of novel metallacycles formed via coordination driven self-assembly

Master’s Student

Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars, IR Sep. 2006- Feb. 2009

Synthesis, characterization and thermodynamic studies of some metal Schiff base complexes with various donors

Teaching Assistant, General Chemistry I and II Lab, Inorganic Chemistry I and II Lab. After 10-15 min explanation of the experiments and theory behind them, the rest of time was spent to supervise about 20-30 students in each session

Skills

Instrumentation and Computation

Spectrometry and spectroscopy: Mass Spectrometry (MS), Nuclear magnetic resonance [(NMR),1D and 2D], Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray, UV-VIS, Fluorescence, Atomic Adsorption and Emission, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), Gas Chromatography (GC), Thin-layer chromatography (TLC)

Modeling:

Gaussian and DFT Calculation

Data analysis:

Origin, Excel, KaleidaGraph, MassLynx, MestReNova, Mercury, MATLAB

Laboratory procedures and techniques

Carry out organic and inorganic reactions in schlenk line techniques using vacuum line, purification,

Spectroscopic characterizations

Multistep organic synthesis comprising palladium-catalyzed coupling reactions

Supramolecular synthesis of dynamic multicomponent architectures and polymers with an emphasis on coordination chemistry as sensors and biological agents

Synthesis and kinetic studies of organoplatinum complexes

Synthesis and thermodynamic studies of Schiff base complexes

Photophysical properties of supramolecular assemblies

Column Chromatography, Recrystallization, Extraction, Distillation

HONORS AND AWARDS

Qualified the Ph.D. Entrance Test in top %5 ranking in chemistry conducted by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, IR, 2014

Best researcher at the University of Applied Science and Technology of Fars Province, IR, 2012

Qualified the M.Sc. Entrance Test in top %5 ranking in chemistry conducted by The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, IR, 2006

Qualified the B.S. Entrance Test in top %5 ranking in chemistry conducted by The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, IR, 2001

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Biomedically Relevant Self-Assembled Metallacycles and Metallacages. Hajar Sepehrpour, Wenxin Fu, Yan Sun, Peter J. Stang. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2019, 141, 140**-*****

Self-Assembled Fluorescent Pt(II) Metallacycles as Artificial Light-Harvesting Systems. Koushik Acharyya, Soumalya Bhattacharyya, Hajar Sepehrpour, Shubhadip Chakraborty, Shuai Lu, Bingbing Shi, Xiaopeng Li, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee, Peter J. Stang. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2019, 141, 114***-*****

Temperature-and Mechanical-Force-Responsive Self-Assembled Rhomboidal Metallacycle. Zhao Chen, Jian-Hong Tang, Wenzhuo Chen, Yao Xu, Heng Wang, Zhe Zhang, Hajar Sepehrpour, Gui-Juan Cheng, Xiaopeng Li, Pingshan Wang, Yue Sun, Peter J Stang. 2019, Organometallics, 38, 4244-4249

Fluorescent metallacage-core supramolecular polymer gel formed by orthogonal metal coordination and host–guest interactions. Chenjie Lu, Mingming Zhang, Danting Tang, Xuzhou Yan, ZeYuan Zhang, Zhixuan Zhou, Bo Song, Heng Wang, Xiaopeng Li, Shouchun Yin, Hajar Sepehrpour, Peter J Stang. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2018, 140, 7674-7680

Fe−Pt Twisted Heterometallic Bicyclic Supramolecules via Multicomponent Self-Assembly. Hajar Sepehrpour, Manik Lal Saha, Peter J. Stang. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2017, 139, 2553-2556

Near-infrared emissive discrete platinum (II) metallacycles: synthesis and application in ammonia detection. Zhengtao Li, Xuzhou Yan, Feihe Huang, Hajar Sepehrpour, Peter J Stang. Organic letters. 2017, 19, 5728-5731

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

Multicomponent Supramolecules in Coordination-driven Self-assembly: Preparation and Photophysical Studies. Hajar Sepehrpour, Manik Lal Saha, Zhixuan Zhou, Xuzhou Yan, Peter J. Stang. 255th ACS National Meetings, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.

Bis(diphenylphosphino)acetylene as Bifunctional Ligand in Cyclometalated Platinum (IV) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, Crystal structure and Mechanism of MeI Oxidative Addition. Hajar Sepehrpour, S. Masoud Nabavizadeh, Mehdi Rashidi, Arnold L. Rheingold.15th Iranian Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Sabzehvar, IR, September 2013.

Synthesis and Characterization of Some Binuclear Cyclometalated Organoplatinum Complexes Containing Bis(diphenylphosphino)acetylene (PPh2C CPPh2). Hajar Sepehrpour, S. Masoud Nabavizadeh, Mehdi Rashidi, Reza Kia. 14th Iranian Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Tehran, IR, August 2012.

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